The Midnight Pipes television series was a tangential production of the Pro Organo label, spanning the years 1996-2003. The series ran for 24 half-hour episodes. It was hosted by organist Frederick Hohman, and aired over approximately 20 affiliates with American public television, with broadcast markets in Los Angeles, the upper midwest and New England. Several Midnight Pipes episodes were produced concurrently with Compact Disc album productions featuring the same artists and venues, and those t.v. episodes served to cross-promote the sale and marketing of the related Pro Organo label audio recordings. Complete episodes of the series are posted at the video-sharing platform Vimeo.com on the ProOrgano channel: vimeo.com/ProOrgano. The series was acquired in the standard definition television format. As episodes are upconverted to high-definition, the posted programs are uploaded to Vimeo and are being linked from this page, with episodes arranged in the original broadcast order, for easy reference and viewing. Currently, in 2023, fragments of several uncompleted additional video episodes – #25 and beyond – which were never aired or otherwise distributed, shall be completed to the best of the producer’s ability using survining video footage, and then uploaded. Many segments in these un-aired episodes are being made available for viewing for the first time in 2023, some 25 years after the series production start date.
JOHN & ISABEL HENDRICKSON, FREDERICK HOHMAN
SANTA IGLESIA CATEDRAL DE SAN IDELFONZO, MÉRIDA, YUCATAN, MEXICO
LONGWOOD GARDENS, KENNETT SQUARE PA
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, CROUSE AUDITORIUM, NY
FREDERICK HOHMAN, PATRICK J MURPHY & ASSOCIATES
ST. JAMES PARISH, MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH, HOUSTON TX
WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL, FULTON MO
RAY CORNILS, DAVID WALLACE
PORTLAND, MAINE CITY HALL AUDITORIUM
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, RIVER FOREST IL
ROBERT BATES, FREDERICK HOHMAN
STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEMORIAL CHURCH, PALO ALTO CA
JANETTE FISHELL, COLIN ANDREWS
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, AKRON OH
ST. MARY’S CHURCH, DAYTON OH
THE OLD CATHEDRAL, ST LOUIS MO
FREDERICK HOHMAN, LYLE BLACKINTON, ROBERT PLIMPTON
SPRECKELS ORGAN, BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO CA
NEAL CAMPBELL, ROBERT MURRAY, MELBA WILLIAMS
ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH, RICHMOND, VA
SAINT PAUL’S PARISH K STREET, WASHINGTON DC
PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERISTY KS
MEYERSON SYMPHONY HALL, DALLAS TX
CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SACRED HEART, NEWARK NJ
SHADYSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PITTSBURGH PA
FREDERICK HOHMAN, IRV LAWLESS
WILSON COLLEGE, CHAMBERSBURG PA
METHUEN MEMORIAL MUSIC HALL, METHUEN MA
FREDERICK HOHMAN, REV. ARTHUR C. SZIEMEISTER
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, LYONS NY
BUSCH HALL, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, MA
BOB CASTLE, BRUCE BELSHAW
BELSHAW RESIDENCE, DENVER CO
EPISODE 24 – Unaired Segment from May 3, 1999.
FREDERICK HOHMAN plays JESSE CRAWFORD’s
1927 arrangement of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”
BELSHAW RESIDENCE, DENVER COLORADO
Footage cut from episode 24.
FREDERICK HOHMAN, JOHN & JEANNIE BRIGGS
ZION EPISCOPAL CHURCH, MORRIS, NEW YORK / COOPERSTOWN PETTING ZOO
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, NASHVILLE, TN
FREDERICK HOHMAN, ERIC JOHNSON, MICHAEL QUIMBY
1912, E. M. SKINNER ORGAN, OPUS 190.
GRAND AVENUE TEMPLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, KANSAS CITY, MO
FREDERICK HOHMAN, OHS NATIONAL CONVENTION, JUNE 22, 1998.
CATHEDRAL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, DENVER, COLORADO.
1911 KIMBALL ORGAN, MAINTAINED BY MOREL & ASSOCIATES, DENVER.
FREDERICK HOHMAN, 1916 HOOK & HASTINGS ORGAN.
METRO DENVER BAHÁÍ CENTER, DENVER CO
FREDERICK HOHMAN, GORDON SCHULTZ (organ technician).
CONCERT: MAY 19. 1997.
AEOLIAN-SKINNER ORGAN, OPUS 892 (1936)
NORTHROP AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS
FREDERICK HOHMAN as host. PAUL KLEMME (organ)
GERALD WEBSTER (trumpet): MAY 22. 1997.
HEINZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, PA.
Posting of incomplete or un-aired episodes are forthcoming.